We learned a lot about ourselves while recently wrapping up our 1st year of participation, as a company, in the 2015 Kansas City Corporate Challenge. Some people surprised themselves and set personal records, while others came to realize they aren’t 20 years old any more, and knees aren’t allowed to bend “like that” without consequences.
Straub Construction competed in 12 events from ping pong, fishing, soccer, track and field, dodge ball and more.
One of the more memorable events was the bike race around the Kansas City Speedway. Doug Heinen, the Vice President of Field Operations for Straub Construction, participated in this event and did quite well. He finished 6th out of 72 participants in his age group, and won our company division for the event. His participation gave us 10 “meet points” and a memory of a life time by getting to race around the Speedway.
Although we didn’t win our division, we learned what it will take to improve as a TEAM, and that will only make us better next year. It’s interesting how we not only work to improve as individuals, but we do this as a company as well. We’re always improving our processes and looking to become the best. We wouldn’t be celebrating our 95th year anniversary and still be going strong if we aren’t always getting better.
Congratulations to the 2015 Kansas City Corporate Challenge medal winners!
Medal winners include: Jon Alvarado (Darts), Jason Burke (Fishing), Greg Hellbusch (Fishing and Soccer), Jason Riordan (Soccer), Michael Strick (Soccer), Ernie Straub IV (Ping-pong and Soccer), and Parker Young (Soccer).